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Monday, January 10, 2011

4-Letter Words...Yikes

Scrabble Slam.....a game whose object is to make as many 4-letter words as you can in a short amount of time.  You already see where I'm going with this.  Each player slams cards, one upon another, creating words on top of words, on top of words.

Well, the spelling teacher in me leapt with enthusiam at the mere mention of this fantastic game.  I could not WAIT for Santa to deliver it and play it with the kids.  The mean mom in me often brainwashes the kids into learning and disguises it as quality play time.

Our game was going along fine, starting from cake, to fake, to countless 4-letter words, until it morphed into the word B-I-T-S, then I play F-I-T-S, then Zac plays S-I-T-S.....Abby is frantic, trying to keep up with her 2nd grade word knowledge against ours.  She started pulling out random letters in hopes they would work, Q?...no...R?... AAhhhhh !    "T!!!"  "Mom, Can I play  a T?" Anticipating the 4-letter word that was about to be played during our innocent learning experience...I panicked....my ears got red hot...my heart was thumping....I leapt across the table just as the "T" was about to completely cover the "S"!!  "No, Sweetie, a "T" won't make a word, but this "P" will."

Disaster avoided.  Now, I say to Hasbro...Really???  4-letter words??  REALLY??

Lesson Learned

~ACZ

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